Snyder compares school bands to a family with an incomparable community. For students, a big draw to band is simply making music with their friends.
Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSAlthough the band class is not its usual engaging in-person activity right now, Snyder connects with students virtually — a channel that does come with benefits. Virtual band practice allows time to focus on methods, and students are given more individual attention without the distraction of a large, loud classroom. Group music can still be made together while apart, and the Antioch students are currently working on individual performances that will create a combined virtual concert.
Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS“I want students to know there is light at the end of the tunnel, and it will be so awesome when we get back together to play,” Snyder said. “But there are great ways to get engaged in the virtual space now.”
Thanks to grants funded through , secondary music students can take private music lessons at no cost to the student. The Music Scholars program provides instruction for vocal and instrumental music students who might otherwise be unable to afford such an opportunity. Anyone who is interested in serving as private music lesson teachers can contact Sarah Robinson, coordinator of performing arts.
Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS “The better you get at music, the more fun band will be. I want to instruct them on the fundamentals and inspire them to be the best they can be,” Snyder said.
Snyder has an extensive and inspiring resume that now includes a place in the Ohio Band Directors Hall of Fame. The award is given to an outstanding public school band director who has promoted excellence in music education. He is also the founder and conductor of the Nashville Youth Wind Ensemble, holds clinics for band programs in Nashville and across the U.S., is an adjunct professor at Belmont University and at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and has many other notable achievements to his name.
Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS“I am humbled to join all these icons and giants of my profession and gratified that I’ve been able to work with all these students over the years,” Snyder said. “The Hall of Fame picks one band director in the whole state, and I think it’s pretty cool that I was nominated and selected my first year of eligibility.”
Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSSnyder has been involved in music since elementary school, only thinking of giving it up once in his 60 years of playing. He shares that lifelong love of music with his family. His mother was musically inclined, and his wife plays instruments as well as both his sons. He is an example to his students of hard work, dedication and a determination not to quit.
“Playing an instrument is like riding a bike up the hill. You must keep on playing to improve or keep your level of skill,” Snyder said. “We will be back together again and, in the meantime, practice!”